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Counseling Locker
12/2/19 8:41 AM

Counseling Services

Counseling Staff

Jamie White  8th Grade

(510) 793-9090

Extension 58180

Monday - Friday


Mark Banez  7th Grade                                                           

(510) 793-9090                                                  

Extension 58120                                                 

Monday - Friday                                 


Suzanne Aryiss 

(510) 793-9090

Extension 58520


The following are some of the services available to students at Thornton Junior High School.  Parents may arrange for an appointment with the counselor by telephoning (510) 793-9090 and entering the counselor extension or by emailing.  Students may sign up to see the counselor by stopping by the Business Office before school, during passing period, lunch, or after school and filling out a yellow request slip.


Academic Counseling

¨ Make six year plans

¨ Promotion status checks to include grades and testing

¨ Assist students and families with short-term action plans through our Student  Study Teams (SST’s)

¨ Conferences with students, teachers and parents

¨ Assist students with course selections during registration

¨ Assist with transition of 6th graders to 7th grade and 8th graders to high school

¨ Parent Nights

¨ College entrance requirements reviewed with all students annually

¨ Referrals to intervention programs and academic support resources

¨ Conferences with identified At Risk students and parent

¨ Guidance in study skills, organization, and time management

¨ Evaluate all new students’ records when entering school for proper placement in classes

¨ Referrals for alternative educational placement as needed



Personal Counseling

¨ Orientation for incoming students

¨ Referrals to social service agencies

¨ Crisis counseling

¨ Parent conferences and student appointments upon request

¨ Small-group counseling on a variety of topics

¨ Conflict resolution

¨ Anti-bullying classroom presentations


Career & College

¨ Classroom presentations

¨ 7th and 8th grade planning and making a six year plan

¨ Goal setting

¨ UC/CSU/Private University/Community College/High School information

¨ Career exploration activities (i.e. Naviance and guest speakers)

¨ Promote college-related programs and events



Where else can I get help?

Alameda County Child Protective Services  (510) 259-1800
Alameda County Mental Health (510) 795-2434
Al-Anon/Al-Teen       (510)  276-2270
Alcoholics Anonymous     (510) 839-8900
California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200
Fremont Fire/Police Department   911
Fremont Hospital (CPC) (510) 796-1100
La Familia Counseling Services    (510) 881-5921
The Parent Project   (510) 574-2148 or (510) 574-2100                      
S.A.V.E. (Shelter Against Violent Environments) (510) 794-6055
Second Chance  (510) 792-4357
Teen Parents Program—Cal-SAFE (F.U.S.D.) (510) 657-9155
Tri-Cities Health Center  (510) 770-8131
Youth & Family Services (510) 574-2100
Poison Control   (800) 876-4766
Rape Crisis Line (Fremont)  (510) 845-7273
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County Text Hotline TEXT SAFE TO 20121